How to make a SIM or Strategic Intervention Materials? First, lets us define what is a SIM...

SIM or Strategic Intervention Material refers to teaching aid introduced into the teaching methods to stimulate the activity of the students and thereby increasing their level of understanding.

Let us also define the wordIntervention, operationally as it was used in my research study, it means that the learning of the students is enhanced with the integration of the use of Strategic Intervention Materials (SIM) together with the use of Science IV (Physics) textbook.

The following are the different Parts of the SIM called Cards:

1.Guide Card

2.Activity Card

3.Assessment Card

4.Enrichment Card

5.Reference Card

The description of each part/card is given below under the

Guide in Developing and Reviewing Strategic Intervention Materials (SIM):

Guide Card

1. Gives a preview of what students will learn.

2. Stimulates interest in the topic.

3. Presents the focus skills.

a. Mentions the learning competency (LC).

b. States at least 3 sub-tasks (activities).

c. Builds on prior learning/ prerequisite skills.

d. Mentions the concrete outcome or product students are expected to demonstrate/ produce.

4. Cites briefly the activities.

5. Challenges the learner in performing the tasks.


Activity Card

6. Translates the focus skills into at least 3 activities.

7. Provides activities that:

a. are organized based on the sequence of the focus skills (in the Guide Card).

b. have clear directions.

c. provide examples to concretize the concepts, particularly those drawn from real-life experience.

d. students can complete independently, in pairs, or in small groups.

e. allow students to make discoveries and formulate ideas on their own.

f. guides and challenges students’ thinking and learning.

g. uses local data and situations (e.g., interacting with people in the community).

8. Provides transition statements that recognize students’ accomplishments.

9. Provides questions that:

a. guide the development of concepts/focus skill.

b. elicit the message or meaning that astudent can take away from an activity/ experience.

c. elicit an explanation, not one-word answers.

d. establish the relationship between the topic/lesson and what students already know or are familiar to them.

e. develop the skills in the three domains.


Assessment Card

10. Provides exercises, drills or activities that allow students to:

a. assess their understanding of what they have learned and correct errors when appropriate.

b. monitor their learning and use feedback about their progress.

11. Formulated in standard test formats to give students practice in test-taking techniques.

12. Gives clear directions.

13. Provides an Answer Key (in a separate card)



Enrichment Card

14. Provides activities that reinforce the content of the lesson

15. Provides opportunities for students to:

a. apply what they have learned to other subject areas or in new


b. work independently or in groups to explore answers to their own



Reference Card

16. Provides readings that relate content with students’ life experiences

17. Provides a carefully researched list of resources that:

a. will reinforce concepts/ skills learned

b. provide additional content not found in the textbook

c. students may refer to for further reading.


[1] Psychological principles that create an impact on learning, from “How Children Learn” by Estella Vosniadou, International Academy of Education, International Bureau of Education.

Scale: Interpretation:

4.20 - 5.00 VE - Very Evident

3.41 - 4.19 E - Evident

2.61 - 3.40 ME - Moderately Evident

1.81 - 2.60 LE - Less Evident

1.00 – 1.80 LE - Least Evident

The above scale and interpretations were the ones used in my research study, however the criteria were the Standard criteria issued by the Department of Education (DepED),Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE) in 2005.

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Rowella Almario 4 years ago

Hi mam jho, please help me,i'm rowella t. almario from pangasinan. i want to learn how to make sim in physics... my major is biology but my principal assigned me to teach physics. i really want to learn how to make sim for my e-mail address is

thank you and God bless.

Evelyn 4 years ago

Hi mam jho, please help me,i'm evelyn dellomas from q.c.... i want to learn how to make sim in science gr.7... i really want to learn how to make sim for my students..and also because my head teacher assigned me to do e-mail address is

I'm hoping for your respond regarding this matter.

thank you and God bless.

jazy0627 4 years ago

Hi mam jho, please help me,i'm evelyn dellomas from q.c...i want to learn how to make sim in science gr. 7.. my head teacher assigned me to make can i start? and i really want to learn how to make sim for my e-mail address is

i'm hoping for ur respond regading this matter.

thank you and God bless.

Rommel 4 years ago

hello po...

ask ko lang po panu gawan ng classroom-based research ang SIM...

un may pretest at posttest...

sabi kasi may study dapat as a proof na effective daw ang SIM...

eh panu po yun...

may nagawa ako po, un lang talaga problema ko...

thanks po...

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JhoDy 4 years ago Author

Please email me at

Kindly include your real name and the institution you are connected with.

I'll send my Research Abstract to you.

Thanks for being interested in developing instructional materials and hopefully you'll conduct an action research out of it.

God bless

Jocelyn O. Dy

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JhoDy 4 years ago Author

Hi mam evelyn, kindly send email to

Please include your real name and the institution you are connected with.

I'll send my Research abstract to you.

God bless

Jocelyn O. Dy

joberiv 4 years ago

hi mam jho musta po?, joebert po i2. Im working with my thesis entitled enhancing understanding of environmental and physics concepts through strategic intervention materials, I just want to ask permission from you if it is ok to you if im going to adopt your set criteria in developing my instruments. thanks po God Bless

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JhoDy 4 years ago Author

Hi Joebert! What university are you enrolled in? Yes, you may adopt the criteria. It's the standard set of criteria from the BSE.

Good luck! God bless.

haydee 4 years ago

hello ma'am,

can you help me to be an effective master teacher don't want to be an empty. can you please share what and how should i be an ideal master teacher in science secondary level. i feel like i have so many things to learn to a unselfish mentor like you. thank you and more power.

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JhoDy 4 years ago Author

hello mam haydee,

How to be an effective Master Teacher? First, know your duties & functions, you can get from your PDF which you've attached in your appointment when submitted to the CSC, a copy must have returned to you as your reference when you perform your basic functions.

What I remember, a Master Teacher should mentor her/his co-teachers in terms of learning area content & teaching approaches/ strategies. Also a MT is expected to conduct classroom-based action research to address classroom or school problems which may vary from the different learning areas, unmastered skills, student's attendance/absenteeism, student's behavior and many more.

I hope I have given answers to your concern.

Good luck! God bless

Richard Canas 4 years ago

Hi Ma'am!

I'm Richard., a multigrade teacher here in Libmanan, Div. of Cam. Sur. After I have read your discussion on the pointers for developing SIM, I became interested since SIM is not yet being implemented in our district. Our district science coordinator told me to discuss SIM during our LAC session. I have made sample SIM... I would like to ask if you could give comments on the SIM I prepared.

Thank you very much!


may 4 years ago

hi maam . thanks for posting this. but i need a sample write-up for a strategic intervention material. this includes abstract, introduction, objectives, preparation of the sim, result, and conclusioncan you help me? thanks

catherine h. sevillano 4 years ago

hi mam, im a teacher of chemistry Sagkahan national High school, tacloban City. I want to ask ur expertise in making an SIM for Chemistry. Just email me at

juliet morden 4 years ago

hirap gumawa niyan ehhh ... !!!!!!!!!

Juliet Morden 4 years ago

heLLo!good evening. i know it's hard to do S.I.M. Ahhmmpp,our topic was all about MATTER,specifically in mixtures .. Can you help or give me some advice on how to do it more beautiful and more interesting??;) I'm a high school student in Longos,Pulilan,Bulacan .... THANK YOU for those who will help ME .. GOD BLESS !

joberiv 4 years ago

hi mam jho! muzta po? its me again , joebert. mam on dec 4 n po competition in science (regional level). Im representing po albay division in SIM level IV. Mam ask me po if ano po ang parts ng write-up sa SIM contest? Thank u po!

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The Fjord 4 years ago

hi mam jho? thanks for posting the guidelines tho it's too late na coz our regional contest for sim materials had just ended this afternoon, dec 1, 2012. but anyway, there is always next time. I wish to make a better sim come next competition. could you please send me your study abstract and, if you will, also as attachment your winning sim materials before?

May God bless you always.

p.s.: I am noel g. solis, znnhs, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte. My email add is:

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JhoDy 4 years ago Author

Hi joebert!

pls ask Nick about the parts of the write-ups.. It includes the results on the test of its effectiveness.

Good luck! God bless


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JhoDy 4 years ago Author

Hi mr. Richard!

Yes sir, thanks for being interested in SIM development. Given the time I can always extend my assistance to a teacher like you who wants to promote instructional materials development/preparation.

Good luck! God bless..

Jho O. Dy

jemimah 4 years ago

that's was awesome,,,,but 8s not part of our project

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jona deguzman 4 years ago

hi miss jho...can you please send me a copy of your abstract?i wanna use your study as a basis because i also want to develop a SIM for my thesis.thanks and godbless..

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maanflorita 4 years ago

helo po,im very much interested to make SIM in science grade 3.Paano po ba ang paggawa na magingkaakit akit s mga bata,Gagawa ako ng SIM para sa action research ko. matutulungan mo ba ako?

ejpi 4 years ago

gd pm ma'am. i want to ask if SIM means also science intervention materials? can you guide me? since i want to make a thesis out of it. by the way i am teaching science in grade 7. Thanks. please email me at thanks ma'am for your help.

gpvmin.42272 3 years ago

hi mam jho tnx 4 posting info abt d sim..really a big help to us tchrs n preparing & bringing it into our clsrum..

daisy sacdal 3 years ago

hi mam jho, thanks for sharing your expertise in developing SIM. Can you help me find abstracts to your research that will help me to include in my action research?

here's my email add(

thanks and Godbless you.

jonnie mejias 3 years ago

hi mam jho please help me

to do a sim, because that's our project plesae help me

thank you

roy e. tiape 3 years ago

hi mam jho please help, i'm roy tiape of jaliobong national high school for 2 years i joined in sim congress during our science camp, i made sim in chemistry especially on mole concept but i loss, can you help me to make a winning sim next year when i join again our science camp?

Marites V. Hinlo 3 years ago

Can I also have a copy of your SIM abstract? I am a Math teacher in Masbate City assigned to make one in our school. Though I am now busy with the material now, I don't know how I can test it's validity inside classroom... I really need your help, maam Jho... thanks in advance! here's my e-mail address

I just hope I would be able to see one as contest proper will be next week , nov. 25.

josefina d. naisa 3 years ago

thanks for kind of learning....

Melody Morales 3 years ago

Hi mam...I just wanna ask how to make a SIM in Art Education in Grade one..Thank you very much...God bless

Melody Morales 3 years ago

Hi mam...I just wanna ask how to make a SIM in Art Education in Grade one..Thank you very much...God bless

Zibbren Bureros 3 years ago

Eto po yung email add ko salamat po

Sir Rommel 3 years ago

hi ma'am...

can you help me for writing for the action research to make my SIM valid...

here's my email:

allysa 3 years ago

this is very horrible ! 3 days for making this unsufficient project for fourth year students to be able to clear their requirements ..




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reysan0823 2 years ago

Hi Ma'am JhoDy!

Ma'am, pwede po ba makahingi ng kopya about the SIM na nagawa mo? I also into my SIM Development in Chemistry po kaso limited lang po ang related studies sa Net at pati sa lib po namin.

I considered SIM kasi as a tool for my class kaya ito ang naisip kong gawin for my Masters Thesis. By the way, I am Reynaldo and enrolled in Masters Degree here in one university in Iligan City.

Thank you po ma'am for the assistance. My email add:

Thanks again ma'am at sana you can share to me your expertise.

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JhoDy 2 years ago Author

Hi guys! Please send me your email add so that I can share with you my materials.

God bless!

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JhoDy 2 years ago Author

My email add:

john geslani 2 years ago

hi. i'm from pangasinan and currently enrolled in graduate school, and SIM is the subject of my thesis,, i just wonder if you have any research/thesis about sim for my references..tnx.. pls do email me

sallie pacifico 2 years ago

hi ma'am, i'm from pasig currently teaching in a public school, handling science 4,, gusto ko matuto gumawa ng SIM may i ask your if you can send me a sample of SIM.

email add:

sallie pacifico 2 years ago

*your (you)

thanks in advance.

perlasil a. escobar 2 years ago

Hi mam jho, please help me,i'm perlasil a. escobar from Lopez,Quezon. i want to learn how to make sim in Math gr. one ... . i really want to learn how to make sim for my e-mail address is

thank you and God bless.

Bougart Balinon 2 years ago

Good morning po. I'm Bougart Balinon of Caba NHS, Lagawe, Ifugao, Cordilera Administrative Region, Math teacher teaching Grade 8, Grade 9, CAT, Organ Adviser, Teacher Librarian, and Prefect of discipline. I'm just curious what about SIM paticularly in Math Grade 8. I have read your details how to make and some requests that you've granted.

1) Favor please, can I have detailed but simple sample too.

2) Sample of simple action research on absenteeism of students since i've been listing no. of times student absent daily & different reasons of absenteeism but that's the until, for record only. Help me please how to conduct action research.

Kindly email to Thank you very much and hoping for a positive reply.

Ziejane 2 years ago

hello po!! tanong ko lang po parehas lang po ba ang nilalaman ng SIM sa lahat ng subject?? dapat po ba laging may nkalagay na guide card, activity card, assessment card, enrichment card saka po referrence card??

from Gen.T.De Leon NHS teacher po ako sa Valenzuela po.

joy rivero 2 years ago

Thank you for sharing sim to's a great help. I was looking for araling panlipunan sample of sim pero wala.meron po ba kayo. Please share naman. Send it to my email maraming salamat po.

arlyn tandingan 2 years ago

hello mam, my sample kba na sim sa math? Can you share m a copy?

Johnd880 2 years ago

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Rochelle 2 years ago

hi..Can u share with me a sample SIM on Elementary Science 4.. Honestly, I really don't have any ideas about SIM until I do readings yesterday.. Thank you so much.. this would be of great help to me and my school if you will grant my request.

Rochelle B. Togonon of Cebu City Central School

Ma.Riza P. Tse 2 years ago

Good pm mam,pls send me a sample of sim in science 3

My email is

Riza p. Tse of deped ormoc city

More power God bless u more!

cris adaza 2 years ago

hi mam jho! my co- teacher was required to make sim for gr5, but she doesn't know about it, i want to help but i also hav no idea about it. Pls help us,my email ad is adaza.criselda

evangeline t.tugade 2 years ago

Hello po....pwede pa send me a sample of SIM in science 3

Toffie Urbino 2 years ago

Hi ma'am Jho Dy, Thanks for this website that you created I learned a lot about SIM. I'm a teacher here in Manila and I'm also required to make SIM on my subject area. I have little idea about it and I want to broaden my knowledge about this learning package. The problem is, I don't know how to make an action research about it. Can you help me ma'am by sending your Research abstract to me as one of my references, here's my email address: . Thank you a lot and I'm looking forward for your help. God Bless :)

angelauza 2 years ago

haie miss can i ask for a favor can you make me a SIM about polynomials?,...Im hoping for your kindness....just email me at

ate 2 years ago

can you give me an exAmple of the sim of grade 7

ysabel 2 years ago

hi po this is ysabel of division of legazpi..could you please send me the parts for a write-up on a SIM as well as your sample sim for a contest..kindly send it on my email

Jeffrey Magcanam 2 years ago

Share ur materials mam Jho... Please...

paz mazo 2 years ago

Hello po.Ma'am pwede po huminge ng favor?kindly send me a sample SIM for elem math particularly grade 5 po.send po sa email KO

helen 2 years ago

good eve mam,pano po gumawa ng classroom based SIM? please help me tnx po particularly primary grades.please send me samples. tnx here is my email

helen 2 years ago

good eve mam,pano po gumawa ng classroom based SIM? please help me tnx po particularly primary grades.please send me samples. tnx here is my email

REYSA M. DUATIN 2 years ago

hi mam, Im worried talaga kz kmi magprepresent sa division naming ng SIM teacher category ,can you please help me para mas gumanda pa gnawa ko.malapit na national contest sa feb.6-8. can you please send me a copy a sample sim grade 4. about facebook k na lng isend thanx! God bless.

chodaca 2 years ago

hello mam, i need your help on how to use SIM strategy in analyzing problem solving in me mam, the deadline on submitting our action research will be on feb 2..this is my email acct..

chodaca020171 2 years ago

hello mam, i need your help on how to use SIM strategy in analyzing problem solving in me mam, the deadline on submitting our action research will be on feb 2..this is my email acct..

Leny 24 months ago

Hello mam. What are the steps to be considered for sim validation inside the classroom. Hope you can help me. This is my emaild ad

Thanks and God bless. Hope for your immediate response

SirJohn 24 months ago

Hello Mam Jhody can I have some if your materials thanks in advance. Here is my email address


MaydenBajado 22 months ago

Hello madam,I just would like to ask your permission to adopt your criteria on SIM development for my Master's Thesis.

Looking forward for your permission.

Thank you so much.

This is my email add

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JhoDy 22 months ago Author

Yes mayden! You may/can adopt it. Good luck! God bless!

leah casilla 22 months ago

hi mam, i just want to ask how to make a SIM in Mathematics I and would like to ask permission to adopt your criteria on SIM development for my Masters Thesis

looking forward for your permission mam

Thank you and God Bless

this is my email mam 21 months ago

Mam gud day... I am Celymay O. Buniel of Surigao Del Sur Division. mam, can you give me your powerpoint presentation regarding on how to develop a Strategic Intervention Material ( SIM ) so that I can learn more about SIM. Thank you for your being unselfish, your are so kind. Please send me here in or to my FB account, particular in elementary level sim also send me. please. Thank you in advance. God bless you mam.

Jhoanna Mae Abines 20 months ago

This article is very helpful mam jho thank you

Belle 19 months ago

Hi maam.. I am a TCP Teacher Certificate Program student and SIM is our first topic. Please help me how to have an effective sim. Thank You.

Sherlyn 19 months ago

hi mam tnx po sa useful infos n shinare nyo...can u also share ur materials mam jho...pls. tnx and also planning to create a sim not only in Science but also in math ..tnx a lot.hoping po n iconsidr u po hnhingi kong favor...eto po email ad ko...

Analyn 18 months ago

please help me thinking what is the most appropriate title of my SIM about photosynthesis?

JOMAR GALAPATE 18 months ago


I AM SO INTERESTED regarding your research in the used of SIM i am currently enrolled in my masters degree and one of my requirements is to pass a research output.. I do hope to have a material on the result of pretest and post test in the used of SIM..

i am a high school teacher at Divine Grace MOntessori and High School of Urdaneta...

honestly mam im not an avid fan of the internet...hehehe may i request that upin answering this message i hope to have a confirmation message from you through my contact number..09496781571....

more power and May The Lord God bless us always..

regz 17 months ago

hi maam good day po..ask lang po ako kung meron kayo sim sa hekasi grade 6.pls pahingi po ito po ang email add ko

elena vicoy 17 months ago

Hi maam. i'm elena of lapu-lapu city. i want to know how to make a s.i.m coz i am assigned by my principal to make a sim in math 6. I dont how to start in making. Can you help me?

JOYROMANO 17 months ago

HELLO MAM.. i want ask favor from you... i made a sim math v and my SH told me to make action research about it but i dont know how. Can you help me about this action research? this is my email,,,hope you will answer my problem mam.

Glare 16 months ago

Hi ma'am ☺

Pls send me some samples of SIM Science? I beg you ma'am please help me as soon as you've read my message because I have to make SIM in science to be submitted on October 19, 2015.My email add is

Thank you so much ma'am and God bless you ☺

Hello mam 16 months ago

good day mam,..I am Narmie C. Sumampong, willing to learn how to develop SDS wants me to develop SIM mam, since I am a librarian in our Divsision..thank you mam for a positive response..

genelyn sebua 11 months ago

hi ma'm jho good evening! i am Genelyn Sebua i have a thesis this semester about Strategic Intervention Materials in teaching Probability and statistics fr grade-10. Can you help me how to develop the SIM which is the least learned competency is are permutation and combination?

I am hoping for your response thank you and more power!


Marissa Estrada 3 months ago

This discussion is really helpful. Mam jo,can you send me a copy of the criteria used in developing a sim and pls provide a sample sim in Filipino. Thnx po!

enginer 6 weeks ago

i love this page its help mme thank you

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